Note to users: A number of you are making use of the Makerbot printer. Please send to Carlsmith photos of all objects printed. The photo above shows a part (red) printed for a sustainability project.
This project will explore applications of 3d printing. We have a Makerbot and a DIY replicator. (see Introduction to 3D Printing ) One project might be to develop an app to generate a 3D model from a cellphone photo and print solid objects using the Makerbot 3D printer in the Garage, or other tools in the WID rapid prototyping facility http://www.prototype.wisc.edu/. Another is to grow new kinds of 3D printers using parts and pieces around the Garage and downloadable/printable on the Makerbot.
Leaders Of The 3D Printing Revolution http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IS4Xw8f9LCc
Thingiverse (must see) http://www.thingiverse.com/ArtInstituteChicago/collections/museum-love-in-3d
Star Trek Replicator: How to make almost anything http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/bestoftv/2013/07/17/exp-gps-gershenfeld-3d-printing.cnn.html
Wanna make your own maker? http://www.fabathome.org/
How-to videos http://cucfablab.org/book/3d-printers
Reprap, the printer that prints itself http://reprap.org/wiki/RepRap
Portable 3D printers http://3dprintingindustry.com/2013/09/13/to-beca-or-not-tobeca-new-portable-3d-printer/, FoldaRap http://www.ulule.com/foldarap/, Lulzbot http://www.lulzbot.com/?q=products/taz-3d-printer, Bukito http://deezmaker.com/bukito-portable-3d-printer/, Portabee http://portabee3dprinter.com/shop/, PrintrBot http://printrbot.com/shop/assembled-printrbor-jr-v2/
All about consumer grade 3d printing: https://wiki.physics.wisc.edu/garage/BrettUnks?action=AttachFile&do=get&target=MAKE_3dprinting.pdf
Sci-fi and fantasy encouraged http://www.rdmag.com/news/2013/06/3-d-printing-goes-sci-fi-fantasy-reality?et_cid=3290371&et_rid=517740405&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.rdmag.com%2fnews%2f2013%2f06%2f3-d-printing-goes-sci-fi-fantasy-reality -- overview
WI Rapid prototyping: https://www.storybridge.tv/discoverywisc/Researchers/story/rapidprototyping
Additive manufacturing in space http://www8.nationalacademies.org/cp/projectview.aspx?key=49554
Design software http://cucfablab.org/book/design-software
Federal support for additive manufacturing http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/08/16/we-can-t-wait-obama-administration-announces-new-public-private-partners
3d printing org http://www.3ders.org/
A top 100 websites list http://www.3ders.org/stats/20121209-top-100-websites-2012-in-3d-printing-industry.html
Compare models http://www.3ders.org/pricecompare/3dprinters/
Vendors, materials, ... http://directory.3dprintingindustry.com/category/3d-printer-manufacturers/
3d Printing Industry http://3dprintingindustry.com/
Virginia Tech Dreams Lab (search undergrad projects) http://www.dreams.me.vt.edu/
Annual International Solid Free Form Fabrication Symposium, Austin TX (check out program) http://sffsymposium.engr.utexas.edu/conference-materials
Model creation from photos
Model creation from scanning
Model design software
Sketchup Make http://www.sketchup.com/products/sketchup-make
Mechanical mechanisms http://kmoddl.library.cornell.edu/
Suggested projects and inspiration
Design and print Reversibly Assembled Cellular Composite Materials , Science 1240889DOI:10.1126/science.1240889, http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2013/how-to-make-big-things-out-of-small-pieces-0815.html
Digital materials/3D voxel printing:
Hiller, J., Lipson, H., (2009) "Design and analysis of digital materials for physical 3D voxel printing", Rapid Prototyping Journal, Vol. 15, No. 2, pp. 137-149.
Hiller, J., Lipson, H. (2009) "Fully Recyclable Multi-Material Printing" Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium (SFF'09), Aug 3-5 2009, Austin, TX, USA.
Hiller J., Lipson H., (2008) “Tunable Digital Material Properties for 3D Voxel Printers”, Proceedings of the 19th Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, Austin TX, Aug 2008.
Hiller J., Lipson H., (2007) “Methods of Parallel Voxel Manipulation for 3D Digital Printing”, Proceedings of the 18th Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, Austin TX, Aug 2007, pp. 200-211.
See Cornell Creative Machines Lab : http://creativemachines.cornell.edu/, http://creativemachines.cornell.edu/Rapid_Assembler
Linking digital parts using programmable DNA, "Programmable Glue Made of DNA Directs Tiny Gel Bricks to Self-Assemble" http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130909121946.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily+%28ScienceDaily%3A+Latest+Science+News%29
3D printed nylon polymer lamp generates power through rotation http://www.3ders.org/articles/20130304-rapid-prototyping-3d-objects-with-laserorigami-in-just-a-few-minutes.html
Novel designs in sandstone http://www.rdmag.com/news/2013/10/printing-architecture?et_cid=3551240&et_rid=517740405&type=headline
Print your own flute and other instruments, new ones? http://www.3ders.org/video-clips/20111115-print-your-own-flute.html
UConn makes 3-D copies of antique instrument parts http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/07/uconn-makes-3-d-copies-antique-instrument-parts?et_cid=4069966&et_rid=517740405&location=top
3d print a cell-phone-based field-portable microscopy platform has detected isolated/individual viruses and nanoscale fluorescent objects.
New materials such as ceramics, metal,
3d printing with liquid metal at room temperature https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ql3pXn8-sHA
Oh, my.. 3d printing just got small:
Physics and instrumentation innovation
3D printing to study things like percolation networks, meta-materials,...
Open-Source 3D-Printable e.g. Optics Equipment http://www.academia.edu/3129412/Open-Source_3D-Printable_Optics_Equipment
Camera/Design files/Printing integration: http://www.gsmnation.com/blog/2013/02/04/lynx-a-3d-camera/
Use of a 3D printer to develop/print Maple Seed, a biologically-inspired drone http://www.rdmag.com/articles/2012/04/flight-testing-3d-printing?et_cid=3164982&et_rid=517740405&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.rdmag.com%2farticles%2f2012%2f04%2fflight-testing-3d-printing
Bioprinting and medical applications
First commercial 3-D bio-printer makes human tissue and organs http://www.invetech.com.au/portfolio/life-sciences/3d-bioprinter-world-first-print-human-tissue/
An organized approach to 3-D tissue engineering: Getting closer to viable organ implants http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130820094649.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily+%28ScienceDaily%3A+Latest+Science+News%29
A DIY Bioprinter Is Born http://www.technologyreview.com/view/511436/a-diy-bioprinter-is-born/ , http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-BioPrinter/, http://www.rdmag.com/articles/2013/08/3-d-printing-life-science-applications?et_cid=3412120&et_rid=517740405&type=cta
Food, glorious food!
Meat, leather, pasta, burritos http://3dprintingindustry.com/food/
Cake? Ice cream novelties?
So that is just reproducing foods we know. But what about making foods we've never made and could not make otherwise? Top of my head, suppose you printed a food with two interlaced near microscopic regular 3d lattices of spices. Could that excite a taste illusion in the brain that a uniform mix could not? New textures of fluffiness? A lattice of egg white and cream and then microwave it?
3d print sugar as a base for blodd vessels: ShopBot sugar printer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VHFlwJQIkE, http://blog.reprap.org/2013/07/shopbot-desktop-as-3d-printer-for-sugar.html
If you don't want to print it, laser-fab slices http://blog.we-designs.org/post/3762075456/fastcodesign-cardboard-columns
OK, continuing in the iconoclastic vein, a 3D drawing pen: http://i.imgur.com/kpOxyIt.gif
See 1d, 2d, 3d printing under Sustainability.
3d? why not 4d?
http://www.gizmag.com/4d-printing-composite-material/29536/ Active materials by four-dimension printing, Qi Ge1, H. Jerry Qi1,a) and Martin L. Dunn2,b)
[a) Electronic mail: email@example.com. b) Electronic mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.] Appl. Phys. Lett. 103, 131901 (2013); http://dx.doi.org.ezproxy.library.wisc.edu/10.1063/1.4819837
Space (or submarine) applications
Reddit (open with care!) http://www.reddit.com/search?q=3d+printing&restrict_sr=off&sort=relevance&t=all
Marcelo Coelho http://www.cmarcelo.com/
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